The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Validation
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 548 501
Rank change year-on-year +12 -47  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 47 72 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 76
Median daily rate £410 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £281 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.13% +196.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -58.13% +196.55%  

Data Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92153 104845 92956
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 2673 2706
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £50.78 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Data Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Validation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in England

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 23 £418 -7.22% 2
North of England +53 6 £400 +17.64% 4
Midlands +18 6 £334 -16.56%
South East +11 6 £363 -12.12% 4
West Midlands +25 5 £334 -16.56%
South West +2 5 £463 +32.14% 1
North West +23 3 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +14 3 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Data Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 111 (100.00%) Validation
2 52 (46.85%) SQL
3 43 (38.74%) Finance
4 32 (28.83%) Migration
5 28 (25.23%) Data Migration
6 27 (24.32%) Data Analysis
7 24 (21.62%) ETL
7 24 (21.62%) Data Quality
8 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Excel
9 22 (19.82%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (18.02%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (14.41%) Data Modelling
12 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
13 15 (13.51%) Data Cleansing
13 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
15 13 (11.71%) SAP
15 13 (11.71%) Banking
16 12 (10.81%) Data Mapping
16 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
17 11 (9.91%) Degree
17 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (9.01%) Test Strategy
18 10 (9.01%) Analytics
18 10 (9.01%) QA
18 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
18 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 9 (8.11%) T-SQL
19 9 (8.11%) Data Extraction

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.50%) SAS
2 3 (2.70%) PowerExchange
2 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.70%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.80%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.90%) Actimize
4 1 (0.90%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.90%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.90%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.90%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.90%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.90%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.90%) Movex
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.90%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.90%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.90%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) FTP
1 1 (0.90%) SMS
1 1 (0.90%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (15.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (14.41%) SQL Server
4 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (7.21%) QlikView
6 7 (6.31%) Big Data
7 4 (3.60%) Base SAS
7 4 (3.60%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.60%) MS Access
7 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.80%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.80%) Spotfire
9 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.90%) Essbase
10 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.70%) ERwin
2 3 (2.70%) LSMW
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.80%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.80%) JIRA
3 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.80%) TestLink
4 1 (0.90%) Ant
4 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 43 (38.74%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.60%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.60%) Legal
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.70%) Marketing
6 2 (1.80%) Law
6 2 (1.80%) Military
6 2 (1.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
7 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.90%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (54.05%) Analyst
2 32 (28.83%) Data Analyst
3 22 (19.82%) Developer
4 7 (6.31%) Consultant
4 7 (6.31%) Migration Analyst
4 7 (6.31%) Project Manager
5 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
5 6 (5.41%) Data Migration Analyst
5 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Developer
6 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (4.50%) SSIS Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.60%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Applications Manager
7 4 (3.60%) Data Manager
7 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (3.60%) Report Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) XML
2 4 (3.60%) .NET
2 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.70%) XSL
4 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.80%) BAPI
4 2 (1.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Drill
5 1 (0.90%) CSS
5 1 (0.90%) HTML5
5 1 (0.90%) IDoc
5 1 (0.90%) jQuery
5 1 (0.90%) JSON
5 1 (0.90%) Kafka
5 1 (0.90%) MDX
5 1 (0.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.90%) Node.js
5 1 (0.90%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.41%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.50%) NHS
4 4 (3.60%) Derivative
4 4 (3.60%) Equities
4 4 (3.60%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.60%) User Experience
5 3 (2.70%) CMDB
5 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.70%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.80%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.80%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.80%) Life Science
6 2 (1.80%) Tandem
7 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.90%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.90%) OpenVMS
1 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (100.00%) Validation
2 32 (28.83%) Migration
3 28 (25.23%) Data Migration
4 27 (24.32%) Data Analysis
5 24 (21.62%) ETL
6 20 (18.02%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (14.41%) Data Modelling
8 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (13.51%) Data Cleansing
9 12 (10.81%) Data Mapping
10 10 (9.01%) Analytics
10 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
10 10 (9.01%) Test Strategy
11 9 (8.11%) Data Extraction
11 9 (8.11%) Data Integration
11 9 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (7.21%) Project Management
12 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (6.31%) CRM
13 7 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (46.85%) SQL
2 9 (8.11%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.60%) R
5 3 (2.70%) ABAP
5 3 (2.70%) C#
5 3 (2.70%) Python
5 3 (2.70%) VB
5 3 (2.70%) VBA
6 2 (1.80%) Java
6 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) Java 9
7 1 (0.90%) sed
7 1 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.70%) ISEB
3 3 (2.70%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.90%) ACCA
4 1 (0.90%) APMP
4 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.90%) CIMA
4 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.62%) Data Quality
2 10 (9.01%) QA
3 3 (2.70%) IFRS
4 2 (1.80%) IAS 39
4 2 (1.80%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.90%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (0.90%) FlexNet
1 1 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.90%) OpenView
1 1 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) SAP
3 8 (7.21%) Oracle
4 7 (6.31%) Informatica
5 6 (5.41%) Tableau
6 3 (2.70%) Cognos
6 3 (2.70%) IBM
6 3 (2.70%) Infor
6 3 (2.70%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.80%) Ariba
7 2 (1.80%) Google
7 2 (1.80%) Omniture
7 2 (1.80%) Talend
7 2 (1.80%) Teradata
7 2 (1.80%) Yardi
8 1 (0.90%) Kronos
8 1 (0.90%) MapR
8 1 (0.90%) Samsung
8 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.90%) Workday
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